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Billings Farm and Museum

River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Museums, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
Activities: Viewing foliage, Shopping
Description: A working farm and museum dedicated to agriculture.
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Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

You can really spend a good part of the day here. We loved getting so close to the cows and being on the property. It's really beautiful. We also did a tour of the farm house which was really fascinating. Marsha was a fantastic tour guide and also a lovely person. She was full of information about not only the... More

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Brandon, VT
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

1890 Vermont comes to life here. I happened to land on free ice cream day & free wagon ride day. Bonus!! It was wonderful to see the kids helping to crank & crank & crank the ice cream machine. Good experience for kids to see where their food comes from (from milk, to eggs, to ice cream). The museum is... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Most interesting for younger kids, but there is something for everyone to enjoy. About 90 minutes is all you will need to tour the grounds. They do have some special events which may be interesting as well. I recommend if in the area. It's a short walk from downtown Woodstock

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Cambridge, Ma
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I thought indoor exhibits were nice but needed updating, Have to wait for a scheduled tours and demonstrations.

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Seymour, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a great history of American Farming can be learned here in the most pleasant way. The staff and volunteers are so helpful and full of interesting facts. If you time it right you can see the prize winning cows being milked, incredible, and the cows seem to love visitors, they come right over to be pet. Loved the gift... More

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The farm museum is easy to get to, being a short walk from downtown Woodstock, and is across the road from the Marsh/Billings/Rockefeller National Historical Park. Its history is fascinating - watch the 30 minute film - and discusses how farmers could be conservationists too. Then there is the intersting museum of farming and the opportunity, especially for kids, to... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

the grounds are beautiful. the day we went there was a cheese tasting and we were able to taste so many different ones. delish. pretty cool visiting here. don't miss. nice thing to do for an hour or so.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you love animals, then please go! I'm obviously a fan of living creatures. You pay about $14 to get full physical access to the farm animals. The animals are used to people, so they like to be petted. You get to pet the cows, and even poke your finger at the chickens. The sheep are also friendly, if they... More

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Windham, CT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Nicely laid out and well maintained, learned a lot about 19th century life on the Vermont farm. Be sure to do the farm house tour and the video. We saw what we wanted in less than three hours but did not have children with us for whom there are a number of scheduled events.

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New England
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95 reviews 95 reviews
12 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beautifully maintained historic farm. They have activities all day long and a wonderful introductory film that you should not miss. They are next to the National Park but operate independently. Not to be missed.

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